Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Buenos Aires

Location: G20 event venues such as Costa Salguero, MALBA, and Colón Theater, as well as the traditional mass protest areas of Obelisco, Plaza de Mayo, and Plaza del Congreso.

Events: Demonstrations during and leading up to the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Buenos Aires.

The U.S. Embassy in Argentina informs U.S. citizens to exercise increased caution due to expected demonstrations, traffic disruptions, and possible increase in criminal activity during and leading up to the G20 Leaders’ Summit from November 30 – December 1.  We remind you that even peaceful, lawful demonstrations have the potential to become confrontational and violent without warning.  Protests are planned by both international and local groups during the two-day event, which will be attended by numerous heads of state from around the world.  Argentine authorities are taking extraordinary measures to ensure a safe and successful Summit.

Expect delays on all forms of transportation through much of Buenos Aires through the entirety of the G20 Leaders’ Summit, including roads, subways, buses, and at airports.  It may be difficult to find hotels or other forms of lodging in the greater Buenos Aires area.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the areas of the demonstrations.
  • Do not attempt to drive through barricades or protests.
  • Exercise caution in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Monitor local media for updates.

Assistance:

Buenos Aires Police Twitter account

Buenos Aires Ministry of Security Twitter account

Buenos Aires Tourist Board